Saturday, August 19, 2017

The dusky blue coo coo bird

Oh, you've never heard of that one? Me neither!


Well, it was dusk when I walked over to the pond and this Little Blue Heron looked 'coo coo'! hahaha! 


He went into the tall reeds and I got a better look of how blue he was. 


Then he flew into the Cypress tree and I got one more when he flew away.


It was a beautiful evening to walk, always something beautiful to see here in Florida.

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and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

40 comments:

podso said...

Quite a colorful bonnet he is wearing!

The Sketchy Reader said...

*Giggles* He looks like something out of an 80s punk rock band....I love the color! Great shots of him, Diane! Enjoy your weekend!

xo,
RJ

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a stately bird.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a coo coo bird! Love your photos! Hugs!

Connie said...

You're bird photos are amazing . . . I've been trying all summer to get a photo of the hummingbirds in my yard. It's like they have radar . . . Connie's going for her camera, fly away, fly away, LOL.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

What a beautiful blue heron. I love it's head!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Red Rose Alley said...

What a funny looking fellow. I always wondered why they call him the "Blue Heron" as he doesn't look that blue to me.....maybe up close he does. Glad you got some captures of this unique looking bird, Diane.

Wishing you pleasant end of the summer days.

~Sheri

carol l mckenna said...

Love Coo Coo Bird and great shots ~ thanks ~ ^_^

Lois said...

Beautiful photos! I always love seeing little blue herons.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Great shots of an interesting fellow, Diane. Such a pretty blue. I like your progression of photos. ♥

Gina said...

That hairdo in the first picture!!! So funny! In the other pictures it looks like his hair fluff is flatter. Maybe he was trying to impress you in that first picture!

September Violets said...

He does look a little coo coo with that spiky hair thing going on! What a gorgeous shade of blue! You should definitely stop by this library pond every day, you seem to meet the most amazing birds! We're having a topsy turvy summer and have had rain almost every day ... and every day we also have sunshine too! It goes from hot and sunny to cold and rainy all within a few hours each day. So weird. But better than really HOT! like you are having. Hang in there!
Wendy

happyone said...

Oh I love to see a heron in flight.
Never saw a coo coo bird before.

Mary Cromer said...

Oh what a beautiful bird and the images are picture perfect. I have somehow been missing you and when I saw you had posted on Anni's meme, yay!!!

Janey and Co. said...

Love to see pretty birds.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

walking these days...better take a sweat towel with ya, huh.

BeachGypsy said...

They are long-legged beauties, aren't they? It's head reminds me of a Vegas showgirl.....LOL! How is your weekend coming along? It's hot and humid here...been staying home, will venture out for a shopping trip here in a bit. How are all your flowers doing? Ours have taken a beating for sure!Are y'all keeping up with your walks with the summer heat?

Cherdecor said...

The person who named him must have written down the first name that came to mind. It sure fits him! I don't see such lovely birds on my evening walks. I did see a huge basset hound on my patio last night. I love the way their front feet turn out. I tried to lead him home but he was having none of it. Since he didn't know me and I didn't know him, I let him find his own way home. :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I like his fuzzy hair-do! So cute! x K

A Colorful World said...

Cute post! Loved the photos of this coo-coo! :-)

Linda said...

Well, he is dusky blue! Love the picture of him flying!

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Thanks once again for doing your narration and sharing the wonderful photos this weekend. We birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' are always appreciative. One of my favorite birds is the Little Blue!!! Loved the tree silhouette.

Kathy said...

You always see the most interesting birds! I have never seen anything like your coo-coo blue heron. I especially liked the picture of him taking off to fly away. Thanks for sharing him. I would have a whole library of bird pictures if I lived where you do.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) You had me fooled at first,:=) What a brilliant blue colour the heron has, and a cool hairdo.:)

Lea said...

Great photos!
Have a wonderful day!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What a fabulous bird to see, love his/her head of fluffy hair.

Inger said...

Love the birds you meet on your walks.

Terri D said...

Wow!! What a beautiful bird! Great capture!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

That does look like a coo coo bird with the top of his head! It's so nice to go on those walks and see birds and nature like you do. Thanks for sharing these nice photos.
Hope you have a nice week.
Julie xo

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, he is one pretty bird and you got some great snaps of him. Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for being my blog friend all of these years.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Angie said...

Diane - do they normally have a funky hairdo like that? Gorgeous color!

bettyl-NZ said...

He's a gorgeous color! What a great little visitor.

Lorrie said...

His hairdo in the first photo looks like he's been through something terrifying - or perhaps he's just a teenager trying out a new style. Fun!

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
His hairdo is like mine on humid days. :-)
Great photos as always.
Carla

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

He is pretty cute. xo Laura

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photo's, what a nice place to walk.

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Based on the first picture, yours is a better name for this species than its real one. He looks demented! Their blue color is really wonderful though!

Jeanie said...

That last shot, poised for flight. Biggest sigh...

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What fun, to see such a magnificent bird while on your evening walk! I like your nickname for him too! He is one handsome fellow :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - great shots - especially of flying away - and the color of the bird is fabulous - I've not seen that one before either.

Love your name for him - I like that better than some of the regular names.